Graeme's Panzer IV, Simon's memorial build.

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Looking good Graeme. Well done.

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Graeme C.

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Paul, Tim, Andrew & Lee, thanks guys, there's a bit of work to do on the weathering, a bit more in some places, toning it down in others, not to mention the tracks!:anguished:
 

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Thanks Bob!
A bit of work has been done on a base for the Panzer. It started as a picture frame, the glass removed & the backing glued into the frame. The metal frame painted using dark yellow primer, the sand is, well sand! Dried & sieved, glued using PVA glue diluted with water & a drop or two of washing up liquid to help it spread, sprayed on to the sand, you can tell I used to build model railways when I was younger! Still a bit to do on the base, some adjustments to sit the tank down after I finish the tracks & maybe a few small plants as found in the Western Desert.
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What difference now from that green plastic Graeme, that coat of dust brings it to life.
Agree with my learned friend from the colonies about the swearing !
 

Graeme C.

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Lee, Thanks, plenty still to do!
Paul, if swearing made a better model, mine would be brilliant!
John, thanks, I was glad to get that green plastic covered up, the dust helps me forget about it!
I've spent a bit of time doing the tracks on the second side, pictures to follow.
 

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At least the tracks are out of the way now. Keep up the great work
 

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Thanks Steve, encouragement is much appreciated!
The tracks on both sides are finished now & the panzer had had a coat of matt varnish to seal the weathering. Next up is setting in place on it's base.
 

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I managed to get a bit of bench time & set the panzer on it's base. Sand was put on the base around where the tracks go & soaked with diluted PVA glue, the tank was placed on the base, a screw was put through the base & screwed through the nut glued inside the floor of the tank. There's a bit more to do, adding more sand around the tracks, a bit more dust weathering the tracks & a few bits to add to the base. I'm going for the abandoned look for this Panzer, hence the broken track!
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Added a few things to the base, tools scattered around as if the crew tried to get the tank back into action, a wheel to replace the damaged one, were they forced to abandon their tank as the enemy closed in?
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Thanks Andrew, a couple more bits done today, it's close to done.
 

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Hi Graeme
Looking very good. I like the tools etc left from the abandoned attempt to fix the tank - nice touch.
Jim
 
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